Roland C. "Spiggy" Spigarolo

Roland C. “Spiggy” Spigarolo, 81, of Stratford, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012 in his home.

Roland, a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran of the Korean War, was born in Bridgeport to the late Orlando and Mabel (Bahr) Spigarolo, and has been a life long area resident.

He was a graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School, where he lettered in 4 Varsity Sports, and played regimental baseball for the Marine Corp, and was very proud that his team was undefeated from 1952-1954, he was also very proud of signing a letter of intent to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Roland was elected to the Slow Pitch Softball Hall of Fame, and had played for many local teams including the Savoy AC, the Red Mill Restaurant, and the Bridgeport Gas Company, and was the 2002 recipient of the Stratford Old Timers Athletic Association Golden Crown Award. He was retired from the Southern Connecticut Gas Company, and was an avid golfer, playing at many local courses, but most often a Whitey Farms in Monroe.

Known as Spiggy to his ball playing Buddies, Jr. to his family, and Roland to his friends, he will always be remembered for his friendliness, and generosity, sharing his beautiful view of the sound.

Survivors include his devoted siblings Janet Weston and her husband Ronald of Oxford, Kenneth Spigarolo and his wife Hilde, and Donald Spigarolo and his wife Agnes all of Fairfield, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by a niece Regina Baker, and a nephew Donald Spigarolo Jr.

Funeral services will take place on Wednesday June 27th at 10:30 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford, with Rev. Dr. Robert Genevicz officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations in Roland’s memory to the www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to the Williams Syndrome Association 570 Kirts Blvd Troy, MI 48084 www.williams-syndrome.org.

For more information or to make an online condolence please visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com.

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